A study by experts from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) warned against this Nature degradation puts people’s quality of life at risk It offers a bleak picture filled with devastating natural phenomena and famines in the near future.
This systematic review builds on the IPBES Global Assessment Report, which in 2019 provided the most comprehensive assessment yet of nature’s degradation and loss of nature. Biodiversity, when he confirmed that a million species of plants and animals are facing extinction.
Specifically, the PNAS review assesses how biodiversity loss affects human well-being. Distinguish between potential contributions from nature, contributions made, environmental conditions, and impacts on quality of life.
To do this, both hard and soft indicators have been used, including greenhouse gas concentration, pest control, and cultural awareness to assess whether trends have been getting worse, nearly the same, or improving since 1970.
The growing regions will be affected by climate change
In the context of agriculture, the review confirms that people face interconnected risks, such as reduced crop yields, diminishing numbers of pollinators, and reduced soil productivity.
Increases in areas such as the volume of agricultural product production are a warning, as trends in human food health vary according to variables such as region and socio-economic context.
The researchers cautioned that “Nature contributes to our health and well-being in many ways, and our actions jeopardize these benefits.”